Tuesday, January 09, 2007
A nerd can dream.
At least I didn't say it out loud or anything (or does putting it up on the Internet count?). And though I love love love having an online card catalog, in a way that the teenagers of today will never understand because they've always had an online card catalog, what I would really like is a rating system like Netflix has for movies.
That way, I could check up on my friends and see what books they're reading, what books they want to read next, and what books they've liked or think people should steer clear of. You get the drift. Wouldn't that be fun?
And also, maybe the library could deliver the books in big red envelopes.
the problem with libraries having fancypants software like librarything or amazon is that we're at the bottom of the food chain, being nonprofits we have to wait for someone with cash to develop such software and for it to get cheap before we can have it :(
but I love to see what other people own on library thing and also what other people bought when looking at books on amazon.
ok rant over:p
Of course, then they all come in at the same time and I end up with lots of overdue fines, but it's all worth it!
It's just too bad that the library doesn't deliver, especially for us rural folks out in Cowtown...